Roshaalem Grammar


Word order
Because of the way words are inflected, word order is quite free. Generally speaking are sentences constructed in the form of Subject-Object-Verb, though.

Nouns
Roshaalem nouns have both grammatical case and gender. There are three genders - masculine, feminine and neutral. Nouns are also inflected according to number - plural or singular.
As for the number of cases, I might've gone a bit far in copying Latin - there are six cases as things currently stand (despite the fact that I myself can barely remember the difference between dative and ablative). I might have to remove some case at a later point.

sing. MASCULINE FEMININE NEUTRAL
nominative rodh-in naay-ia drezh-em
accusative rodh-en naay-aan drezh-ien
vocative rodh-iiz naay-us drezh-es
genetive rodh-ei naay-ai drezh-ooi
dative rodh-i naay-a drezh-o
ablative rodh-ni naay-at drezh-so

plur. MASCULINE FEMININE NEUTRAL
nominative rodh-eem naay-a drezh-otem
accusative rodh-iten naay- drezh-otien
vocative rodh-itiiz naay- drezh-
genetive rodh- naay- drezh-
dative rodh- naay-ina drezh-
ablative rodh- naay-aat drezh-


Pronouns
The pronouns are declined according to gender, number and level of formality. There is also a hypothetic pronoun, comparable to the (not very common) use of the word "one" ("say one has an ethical dilemma...") In modern English this has generally come to be replaced by a generic "you".
Pronouns should also be declined according to case, following the same rules as the nouns - but I have not yet gotten so far.
Note that Roshaalem pronouns make a difference between gender, always. Thus the word for "I" is different depending on whether "I" am male or female. It also matters whether I am talking about myself in a formal or informal manner. Thus, there are loads of pronouns.
Pronouns, like nouns, also have a "neutral" gender. (Comparable to English "it".) While there are first and second person pronouns in this category, they are considered archaic as well as rude. The first and second person pronouns in this category was used to address slaves, and since slavery is now abolished, using these pronouns is seen as utterly insulting. Unless it's in religious circumstances.

Verbs
Inflected by person, number, formality, tense, gender and hypotheticalness.
Person is either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Number is either singular or plural. Formality is either informal or formal. Gender is masculine, feminine or neutral. Hypothetical is only used together with the third person hypothetical pronoun.
I have not yet decided on how many tenses I will have, but most likely only three; future, present and past.
There is only one irregular verb - to be.